Finger Labyrinths for Meditation

Labyrinths are meditation tools that have been used for centuries by many societies and cultures. There are different types, but they have things in common. Unlike a maze there is only one way into the center (and one one way out). The path of the labyrinth often symbolizes a journey. Some are large enough to physically walk but some are not. Even a finger labyrinth can help us find calm and become more relaxed.

Image of a labyrinth. A winding path used for meditation as there is one way into the center and one way out.

We encourage you to use this labyrinth as a way to find calm in this tumultuous time. Print, download, or take a screen shot of the image and follow it with your finger.

Steps:
1. Start by taking deep breaths, to help bring focus and to relax. Find a poem, mediation, or scripture verse that you would like to focus on for your ‘walk’.
2. Choose either your dominant pointer finger (or non dominant if you want to use even more focus). You can also use a pen, pencil, or other implement to ‘walk’ the labyrinth.
3. Slowly and intentionally trace the path. Just as you might walk a labyrinth, you can take the tracing at your own speed.
4. Once you reach the center, take time to relax. Focus on your breathing.
5. Retrace your way out of the labyrinth. Again, at your own pace.
6. Breath, relax and consider how you are feeling when you have retraced your way out of the labyrinth.

Additional free printable labyrinths and more information: https://www.relax4life.com/download-paper-finger-labyrinths/

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Closed To The Public

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is currently closed to the public. Our programs through the beginning of April have been cancelled.
 
If you have questions or concerns you can reach us at (614) 866-4302
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Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center Events March 2020

Maple Syrup Tour
Thursday, March 12th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$6 per participant

Led by Miranda Land & Dustin McQuade, Staff

Learn about maple sugaring from tree sap out the tap, to syrup on your breakfast. Come see our boiling process and taste our syrup, and more! We ask that children attending be accompanied by adults. The program held on March 7th will be identical to the March 12th program.

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Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, March 19th 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $5

Honoring the beautiful balance of Nature on the Spring Equinox.

Facilitated by Joy Lawrence
Joy is a LMT & a yoga instructor.

Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. Snacks and beverages will be included. Please wear comfortable shoes. Everyone is welcome! No previous meditation experience or experience walking labyrinths is required.

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We ask that you register for programs by calling (614) 866-4302 or by visiting our website calendar, https://shepherdscorner.org/calendar/. All programs have a minimum of 5 participants & a snack and beverage are included. Registration, which is required, closes three business days prior to each program. Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is an outreach of Dominican Sisters of Peace.

Our Maple Tour program for March 7th and the Felting class scheduled for March 21st are both at capacity. If you would like to be added to a wait list, contact Miranda at SCEcologyCenter@gmail.com.

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